AC Not Cold Due to Refrigerant Loss on Ford Explorer

The O-ring seals in the AC couplings can develop leaks. The condenser can also crack and leak, which is sometimes misdiagnosed as a leaking coupling.  The condenser cracks out of sight, under the radiator support, so it looks like the coupler is leaking. Leak testing with fluorescent dye will help locate the exact source of the leak.

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Average mileage: 131,866 (98,000–160,600)
5 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, more2002
9 people reported this problem
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2002 Ford Explorer98,000
Just began becoming less and less cold
1994 Ford Explorer137,000
ac wont hold freeon
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